Can anyone say sophomore slump?
We open our player by player review of the season that was at the bottom of the totem poll with Defenseman Jordan Hendry (no offense to all you hardcore Hendry fans)
After a late season surge to get back into the playoff picture, the Ads dropped their last two games to fall right back out.
The Admirals were responsible for dashing their own playoff hopes by losing to the Providence Bruins
It was no contest as the Syracuse Crunch thrashed the Ads 6-1 thanks to a hat trick from AHL MVP Tyler Johnson. The loss dropped Norfolk out of a playoff spot to ninth by way of tiebreakers.
The Admirals are coming up on their final three games of the season. They can't rely on anyone else to keep them in playoff contention so they'll need to take all three to have the best shot.
Norfolk's hands are dirty, but they've climbed out of the basement and in to a playoff spot, at least for one day.
The Admirals dominated Worcester early, then barely held on to win 4-3 and take over the eighth and final playoff spot.
The regular season is almost over for the Norfolk Admirals. Will they be hitting the golf courses early or playing on into the summer?
The Admirals are 4-1 in their last five home games and now head on the road for six to end the season.
The "injection" of three new players has given speed, skill, and vision to an Admirals team fighting for a shot at the post-season.
Newly signed Steven Whitney, fresh out of BC, scored his first professional goal in his debut, and Charlie Sarault added two assists to help the Ads beat Binghamton 2-1.
The Admirals can't count on anyone else losing when they need them to so it was up to the team to make headway towards the playoffs. Yeah, they didn't.
Norfolk Admirals goalie Frederik Andersen turns in a shut out performance against the top rated Syracuse Crunch. The Ads are now three points out of a playoff spot.
Being just two points behind the eighth and final playoff spot provides all the focus the Admirals need for the remainder of the season.
The Ads came back from a three goal deficit to the best team in the league, bringing them within two points of Hershey in the eighth and final playoff spot, thanks to a hat trick by Pat Maroon, including the game tying goal and the winner in OT.
Nic Kerdiles and Kevin Lind will represent the Ducks in the NCAA tournament, which begins on Friday.
The Ads continue to be consistently inconsistent as they dropped crucial points to the worst team in the A, bounced back, and then crumbled again in Charlotte this week.